Ms Eva Cheng, GBS, JP
Eva Cheng joined the Hong Kong Government in 1983 as an Administrative Officer after graduating from the University of Hong Kong. She was appointed Secretary for Transport and Housing on 1 July 2007. Before taking up this appointment, she was the Permanent Secretary for Economic Development. Her previous civil service postings include the Commissioner for Tourism and postings with the Commerce, Industry and Technology Bureau, the Central Policy Unit, Financial Secretary's Office, Transport Branch, Education and Manpower Branch and the Standing Commission on Civil Service Salaries and Conditions of Service.
Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, GBS, JP
Mrs Carrie Lam, Secretary for Development, has been appointed Secretary for Development of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government since 1 July 2007. She joined the Administrative Service in August 1980, and rose to the rank of Administrative Officer Staff Grade A1 in September 2006.

Mrs Lam had served in various bureaux and departments. She was Director of Social Welfare from August 2000 to October 2003, Permanent Secretary for Housing, Planning and Lands (Planning and Lands) from November 2003 to May 2004, Director-General, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in London from September 2004 to March 2006. She was Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs before her appointment as the Secretary for Development.
Mr. Keith Griffiths

Keith Griffiths is the Chairman of Aedas' global board. Aedas is the world's largest architectural practice with over 2200 staff in 40 international offices. Keith read Architecture at St. John's College, University of Cambridge and has practiced architecture for three decades. Most of his professional career has been spent in Hong Kong.   

Keith formed his architectural practice in Hong Kong in 1985 and led the company into the creation of Aedas in 2001. He has overseen the phenomenal growth of Aedas to become an international design company which practices in most building sectors, serving a wide variety of clients locally and internationally. [ more ]

Mr. Paul Katz
Since joining Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates in 1984, Paul Katz has led many of the firm’s efforts on the planning, design, and development of office, mixed-use and high-rise buildings throughout the world. In addition to design direction and development in all aspects of the firm’s commercial architecture practice, he performs several senior responsibilities, including business development and project management. In this capacity, he works closely with KPF designers and project managers to make sure that client program goals and objectives are met on schedule, within budget and to established design and quality standards. [ more ] [ introduction video ]

Mr. Rem Koolhaas *
Rem Koolhaas founded OMA in 1975 together with Elia and Zoe Zenghelis and Madelon Vriesendorp. He graduated from the Architectural Association in London and in 1978 published Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan. In 1995, his book S,M,L,XL summarized the work of OMA in "a novel about architecture." He heads the work of both OMA and AMO, the research branch of OMA, operating in areas beyond the realm of architecture such as media, politics, renewable energy and fashion. Koolhaas has won several international awards including the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2000 and the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 2010 Venice Biennale. Koolhaas is a professor at Harvard University where he conducts the Project on the City.
Mr. Brian Lee
Brian Lee, FAIA, is a Design Partner at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), a firm recognized as one of the most innovative architecture, urban design, and engineering practices in the world. Mr. Lee was born in 1954 and received his Bachelor of Arts in Architecture with Highest Honors from the University of California, Berkeley in 1976 and his Master of Architecture with commendation from Harvard University Graduate School of Design in 1978. After practicing in the SOM San Francisco office for 28 years, he is now the senior design partner in the firm’s Chicago office. [ more ]

Mr. Daniel Libeskind
Daniel Libeskind, B.Arch. M.A. BDA AIA, is an international architect and designer. His practice extends worldwide from museums and concert halls to convention centers, universities, hotels, shopping centers, and residential projects. Born in Łód´z, Poland in 1946, Libeskind was a virtuoso musician at a young age before giving up music to become an architect. He has received numerous awards and designed world-renowned projects including: the Jewish Museum in Berlin, the Denver Art Museum, the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto and the master plan for Grand Zero among others. Daniel Libeskind’s commitment to expanding the scope of architecture reflects his profound interest and involvement in philosophy, art, literature and music. Fundamental to Libeskind’s philosophy is the notion that building are crafted with the perceptible human energy, and that they address the greater cultural context in which they are built. Daniel teaches and lectures at universities across the world. He resides in New York City with his wife and business partner, Nina Libeskind.
Mr. Wang Peng 王芃先生
(Urban Planning, Land & Resources Commission of Shenzhen Municipality)
1、1978.10-1983.8 清華大學建築系
2、1983.8-1998.9  中國建築東北設計院建築師、設計所所長、副院長
3、1998.9-2004.3  深圳市規劃國土局、規劃與國土資源局副局長
4、2004.3-2009.8  深圳市規劃局局長
5、2009.8至今     深圳市規劃和國土資源委員會主任
Dr. Ken Yeang
D.M.P.N., PhD. (Cantab), AA Dip., D.Lit. (Hon.), APAM, FSIA, RIBA, ARAIA, Hon. FAIA, Hon. FRIAS, Distinguished Plym Professor University of Illinois, Adjunct Professor (University of Malaya), Adjunct Professor (University of Hawaii), Associate Professor Tonji University Shanghai.
Ken Yeang is an architect and planner specialising in the design and the masterplanning of signature deep green ecologically-responsive large buildings and masterplans. He is chairman of Llewelyn Davies Yeang (UK) and principal of Hamzah & Yeang (Malaysia). He studied at the Cheltenham College in Gloucestershire. His architectural education was at the AA (the Architectural Association) School in London. He completed his doctorate at Wolfson College, Cambridge University (UK) on ecological design and planning. He has received numerous awards for his work and authored several books on ecodesign and ecomasterplanning.
Mr. Rocco Yim, BBS, JP
Rocco Yim was born and educated in Hong Kong. After graduating from the University of Hong Kong he joined the firm of Spence Robinson for two years before starting his own practice in 1979, which eventually evolved into a partnership with Messrs Patrick P W Lee and Bernard M B Hui in 1982.

Since winning a First Prize Award for the L'Opéra de la Bastille international competition in 1983, his works have consistently been awarded both in Hong Kong and overseas. Recent accolades include ARCASIA Gold Medals in 1994 & 2003, The Chicago Athenaeum Architectural Awards in 2006 and 2011, the Kenneth F. Brown Award in 2007, and winning designs through international competitions for The Guangdong Museum in 2004, and the HKSAR Government Headquarters at Tamar in 2007. [ more ]

Ms. Fung Yin Suen, Ada, JP
Vice President, the Hong Kong Institute of Architects; Chairman, Architects Registration Board
Ms. Ada FUNG, JP is an Architect by profession. She is an active member in the Architectural field as well as in the construction industry in Hong Kong.
In her career as Deputy Director of Housing, she supervises the Development & Construction Division of the Housing Department, the executive arm of the Hong Kong Housing Authority. She has been overseeing all facets of work covering project management, planning, design and contract management, as well as establishing operational policies on procurement, design, construction, quality, performance assessment, dispute resolution, research and development, safety and the environment for public housing development in Hong Kong. She also promotes partnering, value management, risk management, ethical integrity, corporate social responsibility, sustainable development, green building and BIM in the industry. [ more ]

Mr. Robert Lam
Vice President, Hong Kong Institute of Architects
Robert Lam is a Director at Wong & Ouyang (HK) Ltd. He has been involved in many building projects in Hong Kong including offices and commercial developments, institutional buildings and residential developments. He is the current Vice Chairman of the Architects Registration Board and an Honorary Professor at the School of Architecture, Guangzhou University.
Ir. Dr. Andrew K.C. Chan, JP
Ir Dr Andrew Chan is Chairman of the Hong Kong Green Building Council, Past President of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, Vice President of Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences, and a member of the Construction Industry Council in Hong Kong. He is the Deputy Chairman of the global Arup Group, a multi-disciplinary professional practice of 10,000 staff in the planning, design, engineering and management of Building, Infrastructure and Consulting projects, operating through 90 offices. Before his current appointment, he was the Chairman of Arup’s East Asia Region and of Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Ltd. He has published and spoken widely on many subjects including green buildings and sustainable urban development.
Mr. Barry Cheung, GBS, JP
Mr Cheung, Chairman of Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange, has been Chairman of the URA since 2007 and a board member since 2001. He is currently Chairman of the Standing Committee on Disciplined Services Salaries and Conditions of Service, an Alternate Chairman of the Pay Trend Survey Committee, a member of the Commission on Strategic Development  and a member of the Standing Commission on Civil Service Salaries and Conditions of Service. He is also an independent non-executive director of United Company RUSAL. Mr Cheung was a former Chairman of the Corruption Prevention Advisory Committee of the ICAC. He was a full-time member of the Central Policy Unit on secondment from McKinsey & Company. He was a consultant with McKinsey & Company in the United States and Asia. [ more ]

Mr. CHOI Wun Hing Donald
BSc, BFA, BArch(RISD), MA, MBA, MAIBC MRAIC, RIBA, ARAIA, HKIA, Authorized Person (List of Architects), Registered Architect (HK), People's Republic of China Class 1 Registered Architect Qualification.
Mr. Choi is the Managing Director of Nan Fung Development Limited. He has practiced in North America, Asia, and China and has worked on a variety of project types including office, shopping mall, hotel, resort, convention centre, residential, urban renewal and whole community development. Clients have included Public Works Canada, British Columbia Buildings Corporation, HK Government, Urban Renewal Authority, HK Airport Authority, Mass Transit Rail Corporation, the former Kowloon Canton Rail Corporation and the private sector. [ more ]

Prof. Puay-peng Ho
Puay-peng Ho is currently Director of the School of Architecture, professor of architecture, honorary professor of fine art of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, member of the Town Planning Board, honorary adviser of Hong Kong Museum of History and Hong Kong Heritage Museum. He received architectural training at the University of Edinburgh and practiced for a few years as an architect in the United Kingdom and Singapore. Prof. Ho subsequently engaged in the research in Tang dynasty Buddhist architecture and obtained a Ph.D. degree in art and architectural history from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. His research interests and major publications are in Chinese architectural history, vernacular architecture, Buddhist art and architecture, architectural theory, architectural conservation and Chinese art history. He was also involved in many conservation research and projects in rural and urban Hong Kong.
Dr Marvin Cheung Kin-tung, GBS, OBE, JP
Dr the Honourable Marvin Cheung Kin-tung is the Chairman of Airport Authority Hong Kong, a post he has held since June 2008. Dr Cheung has served on the Airport Authority Board since 2003. A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Dr Cheung joined KPMG Hong Kong (formerly Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co) in 1969 and was admitted into partnership in 1974. He was elected Chairman and CEO of KPMG Hong Kong and China in 1996 and appointed Regional Chairman, Asia Pacific, in 1998. He retired from KPMG in 2003.[ more ]

Prof. Hon. Patrick S.S. Lau, SBS, JP, Past President
Professor the Honourable Patrick Lau Sau-shing, SBS JP is a Legislative Councillor and Fellow Member and Past President of HKIA. He is an Honorary University Fellow, Honorary Professor, and former Professor and Head of the Department of Architecture at The University of Hong Kong. He received the HKIA Annual Award in 1984, 1989, 1996 and 2008, and the HKIA Medal of the Year in 2001 and 2002. He also received the Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award, the HKIA Outstanding Architect Award, and the Artist of the Year Award. He is honoured with the Silver Bauhinia Star and appointed Justice of the Peace. [ more ]

Dr. Ronald Lu, Past President **
Dr. Ronald Lu is the founder and chairman of Ronald Lu & Partners (RLP). He obtained his first professional degree at the University of New South Wales, Australia and obtained a Master's degree from MIT. Ronald established the award-winning architectural practice RLP in 1976, and his extensive experience covers Hong Kong and mainland China, as well as various engagements for the private and public sectors, both locally and internationally. He is the Chairman of the Hong Kong Architecture Centre. Ronald is also an active member of various Hong Kong and PRC professional organizations within the architecture industry, and he is actively involved with community work. Ronald is also an honorary professor with the University of Hong Kong. He is passionate about improving and creating a built environment that is conducive to a healthy and sustainable lifestyle, both in Hong Kong as well as internationally.
Prof. David Lung, SBS, MBE, JP
FHKIA, RIBA, Hon HKIP, Dean of Faculty of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong
Registered Architect, Professor of Architecture, UNESCO Chair in Cultural Heritage Resources Management and Dean of Architecture, David Lung is internationally recognized for his scholarship and work in the field of heritage conservation and World Heritage properties. He is instrumental in bringing to fruition three World Heritage Inscriptions: Historic City of Macao, Kaiping Diaolou and Villages, and the Historic Cities in the Straits of Malacca. [ more ]

* Owing to extenuating circumstances, Rem would not be able to join the Conference.
A video of Rem's speech for the Conference will be displayed instead.


** Apologies for absence and would be stand in by K S Wong, Director of Sustainability Design of Ronald Lu & Partners.





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